A native Californian who spent time living in Europe, Katie C. Kelley received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Smith College. After earning her psychotherapy license while working at Cornell Medical School’s New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan during her late twenties, Katie embarked upon a major career change and shifted to working on a sales team for three years with Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
In order to fuse her clinical training with her business experience, Katie earned certifications from the Organizational Development Program at New York University and the Core Essentials Program at Coach University.
Her growing interest in developing business ‘super stars’, motivated her to launch her own business, Katie Kelley Networks, in 2009 upon her cross country move to Portland, Oregon. For six years, Katie helped prepare men and women for senior level roles through her trainings, executive coaching, networking events and speaking engagements throughout the United States. Her clients included Google, Time Inc., Novartis and Meeting Planners International. From 2011-2014, Katie also served as a regular on-air business contributor on ABC’s “AM Northwest”, the #1 watched morning television show in her home town. She and her father, Patrick Curran, author of COBRA: The X Factor in Strategy Execution (2009), co-published an article in Training Magazine (2012), Expanding Your Organizational Influence.
Katie currently serves as the Director of People Development for Fuerst Group (KEEN Footwear, Chrome Industries and more). She is looking forward to the publication of her first book, Career Courage, in March 2016 with the partnership of her literary agent, Michael Snell and her publisher, American Management Association.
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